SIDNEY — The Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County is many different things to its 1,000 members. Some visit to exercise their bodies or brains, others to socialize over a luncheon or learn about programs for seniors and many are there for multiple reasons. The Senior Center plans to use gifts from the Community Foundation of Shelby County’s Match Day to replace exercise and computer equipment.
“We have an immediate need to replace one of our highly-used nautilus machines that has broken down,” said Rachel Hale, executive director. “Our exercise room is a popular place at the Senior Center. We also have two treadmills and a stationary bicycle that have seen their better days and need replaced.”
If enough gifts are received, remaining money will go toward computer upgrades and additional activities.
“Last year’s Match Day funds were used for a variety of items including a new keyboard for our choir, 4’ round tables, new chairs, sweepers and commercial-grade storage shelving. We also purchased a new exercise bike and various small work out equipment for our chair exercise classes and volleyball league. These items help our members stay active, which is very important as we age.”
To support the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County on Match Day, gifts must be made payable to the Community Foundation of Shelby County with: Match/Senior Center noted on the memo or in an accompanying note or form. Details and forms are available at the Community Foundation website at commfoun.com and at the Senior Center, 304 S. West Ave., Sidney. Gifts must be received on or before Dec. 3 to be eligible for up to $5,000 in matching money. Credit card gifts may be made on Dec. 3 only on the Community Foundation site.